Granite Falls, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 4,659 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.0%
 
Males: 2,273  (48.8%)
Females: 2,386  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

39.5 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28630.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $60,749 (it was $38,596 in 2000)
Granite Falls:

$60,749
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,159 (it was $17,750 in 2000)

Granite Falls town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $153,587 (it was $93,500 in 2000)
Granite Falls:

$153,587
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $165,903; detached houses: $167,826; mobile homes: $91,957

Median gross rent in 2017: $686.

March 2019 cost of living index in Granite Falls: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.0%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.5% for Black residents, 15.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.4% for other race residents, 71.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Granite Falls, NC (2017)
    • 4,19388.3%White alone
    • 1934.1%Hispanic
    • 1603.4%Asian alone
    • 1042.2%Black alone
    • 390.8%Other race alone
    • 290.6%Two or more races
    • 40.08%American Indian alone

Races in Granite Falls detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 40 registered sex offenders living in Granite Falls, North Carolina as of November 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Granite Falls is 120 to 1.


Crime rates in Granite Falls by year

Type

2006

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.9)
1
(21.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
5
(109.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(43.8)
1
(20.9)
1
(21.1)
0
(0.0)
4
(85.2)
1
(21.5)
0
(0.0)
N/AN/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(42.9)
2
(43.8)
5
(108.6)
1
(21.9)
1
(20.9)
3
(63.4)
2
(43.0)
3
(63.9)
0
(0.0)
5
(107.5)
1
(21.4)
2
(43.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
9
(193.0)
7
(153.2)
2
(43.4)
8
(175.0)
6
(125.5)
10
(211.3)
7
(150.6)
5
(106.5)
3
(64.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.4)
4
(86.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
95
(2,037)
51
(1,116)
37
(803.3)
56
(1,225)
50
(1,046)
40
(845.3)
39
(839.3)
29
(617.9)
16
(343.3)
11
(236.5)
9
(192.3)
7
(150.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
132
(2,830)
220
(4,814)
206
(4,472)
243
(5,316)
294
(6,148)
242
(5,114)
245
(5,272)
208
(4,432)
239
(5,128)
257
(5,526)
194
(4,145)
271
(5,824)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(107.2)
6
(131.3)
9
(195.4)
8
(175.0)
18
(376.4)
4
(84.5)
6
(129.1)
3
(63.9)
10
(214.5)
15
(322.5)
17
(363.2)
15
(322.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(41.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(43.0)
2
(42.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)315.8456.2335.4389.0397.3348.7323.0334.3276.3295.6219.0299.4

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Crime rate in Granite Falls detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 16 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.58
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: American (35.6%), German (12.6%), English (6.2%), Irish (5.2%), Scottish (3.6%), Scotch-Irish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1200 feet

Land area: 4.27 square miles.

Population density: 1,091 people per square mile   (low).

Granite Falls, North Carolina map

226 residents are foreign born (1.9% Latin America, 0.6% Europe).

This town:

4.9%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,327 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $933 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gastonia, NC (40.3 miles , pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (53.3 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (449.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Rhodhiss, NC (1.4 miles ),
Sawmills, NC (1.7 miles ),
Northlakes, NC (2.0 miles ),
Hudson, NC (2.1 miles ),
Icard, NC (2.3 miles ),
Connelly Springs, NC (2.4 miles ),
Hildebran, NC (2.4 miles ),
Long View, NC (2.4 miles )

Latitude: 35.80 N, Longitude: 81.43 W

Area code: 828

Distribution of median household income in Granite Falls, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Granite Falls, NC in 2017
Granite Falls satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Historical population in Granite Falls, NC
Historical housing units in Granite Falls, NC

Population change in the 1990s: +952 (+26.0%).
Most common industries in Granite Falls, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (16.9%)
  • Health care (10.5%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (8.2%)
  • Construction (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Educational services (4.4%)
  • Truck transportation (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (19.6%)
  • Construction (12.2%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.5%)
  • Health care (5.0%)
  • Truck transportation (4.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.5%)
  • Wood products (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.5%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (13.4%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (9.1%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Apparel (4.1%)
  • Furniture & home furnishings, household appliance stores (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Granite Falls, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
  • Woodworkers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Registered nurses (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (3.9%)

Average climate in Granite Falls, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Granite Falls, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 67.5. This is about average.

City:

67.5
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2016 was 0.0478. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0478
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 13.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.23. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.23
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Granite Falls-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 25% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.7 miles away from the Granite Falls town center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 8.4 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Granite Falls-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 146.2 miles away from Granite Falls center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 216.5 miles away from Granite Falls center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 141.9 miles away from Granite Falls center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 98.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 100.5 miles away from Granite Falls center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 213.7 miles away from Granite Falls center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Caldwell County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Granite Falls topographic map

Main business address for: BANK OF GRANITE CORP (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Granite Falls:

  • VOCA-LAUREL GROUP HOME (51 LAUREL STREET)
  • CAMELOT MANOR NURSING CARE FAC (100 SUNSET ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Granite Falls:

  • BRIAN CENTER OF HICKORY (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; HICKORY, NC)
  • VALDESE GENERAL HOSPITAL INC (Hospital, about 7 miles away; VALDESE, NC)
  • COLLEGE PINES HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CONNELLYS SPRINGS, NC)
  • CAROLINA REHAB CENTER OF BURKE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CONNELLY SPG, NC)
  • FRYE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; HICKORY, NC)
  • SHAIRE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LENOIR, NC)
  • HICKORY MEMORIAL HOSP (Hospital, about 8 miles away; HICKORY, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Granite Falls:

  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 5 miles; Hudson, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,636)
  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 11 miles; Hickory, NC; FT enrollment: 3,785)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 16 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)
  • Wilkes Community College (about 28 miles; Wilkesboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,292)
  • Mitchell Community College (about 31 miles; Statesville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,458)
  • Appalachian State University (about 32 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 17,362)
  • NASCAR Technical Institute (about 36 miles; Mooresville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,350)

Public high school in Granite Falls:

Public elementary/middle schools in Granite Falls:

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User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Home of Grammy and Dove nominated songwriter Rick Hendrix

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Granada Golf Course (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Main business address in Granite Falls: BANK OF GRANITE CORP (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Granite Falls include: Clove Church (A), Concord Baptist Church (B), Granite Falls First Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pinecrest Cemetery (1), Sunset Hill Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Old Mill Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Court: Davie County - Nc Clerk Of Court (140 North Main).

Birthplace of: Rick Hendrix - Songwriter.

Caldwell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Granite Falls and their reported violations in the past:

CONOVER MHP (Population served: 69, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-27-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAR-27-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-27-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-17-2013), St Formal NOV issued (APR-17-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-17-2013), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-29-2013), St Other (FEB-28-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-03-2012), St Formal NOV issued (APR-03-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-03-2012), St AO (w/penalty) issued (SEP-27-2012), St Other (MAY-22-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-05-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-04-2011), St Public Notif requested (APR-04-2011), St Formal NOV issued (APR-04-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-04-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-04-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (OCT-27-2010), St Other (MAY-22-2013)
  • 89 routine major monitoring violations
  • 294 regular monitoring violations
  • 3 other older monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Granite Falls that have no violations reported:

  • BATON WATER CORPORATION (Address: BATON WATER CORPORATION , Population served: 7,015, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This town:

2.5 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

69.9%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.4%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
104 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
6 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010
168 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Granite Falls (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Granite Falls Branch at 115 North Main Street, branch established on 1986/06/30. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Parkway Bank: Granite Falls Branch at 45 Falls Avenue, branch established on 2008/05/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $113.7 mil, Deposits: $107.0 mil, headquarters in Lenoir, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Granite Falls Branch at Falls Avenue And Chestnut Street, branch established on 1970/09/14. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Granite Falls Walmart at 4780 Hickory Boulevard, branch established on 2008/02/04. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • Bank of Granite: Bank Of Granite at 23 North Main Street, branch established on 1906/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $753.5 mil, Deposits: $688.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Fnb United Corp.

For population 15 years and over in Granite Falls:

Marital status in Granite Falls, NC
  • Never married: 27.4%
  • Now married: 48.9%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

For population 25 years and over in Granite Falls:

  • High school or higher: 78.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.9%
  • Unemployed: 1.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.9
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Granite Falls
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Granite Falls, NC (based on Caldwell County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant39,183108
Mainline Protestant7,48638
Catholic8831
Black Protestant6915
Other3321
None34,684-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Caldwell County:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Caldwell County:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 45
This county:

5.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 39
This county:

4.91 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Caldwell County:

10.0%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Caldwell County:

29.9%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Caldwell County:

19.0%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Granite Falls:

45.3%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

39.3%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Granite Falls:

28.7
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.8%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.8%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

32.4%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

51.8%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Granite Falls:

76.5%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Granite Falls, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 15$37,645$30,1160$0
Firefighters 6$21,106$42,2124$1,785
Financial Administration 5$13,705$32,8921$310
Electric Power 5$19,802$47,5250$0
Solid Waste Management 5$10,184$24,4423$1,794
Water Supply 4$11,178$33,5342$3,651
Sewerage 4$13,350$40,0500$0
Parks and Recreation 3$8,925$35,7004$2,600
Other Government Administration 3$12,212$48,8487$800
Other and Unallocable 3$8,048$32,1923$1,499
Streets and Highways 2$6,943$41,6580$0
Police - Other 2$3,463$20,7787$2,806
Totals for Government 57$166,561$35,06531$15,245

Granite Falls government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,346,000 ($288.90)
    Housing and Community Development: $132,000 ($28.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000 ($2.79)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $5,550,000 ($1191.24)
    Sewerage: $1,185,000 ($254.35)
    Police Protection: $898,000 ($192.75)
    Water Utilities: $790,000 ($169.56)
    Liquor Stores: $693,000 ($148.74)
    Local Fire Protection: $494,000 ($106.03)
    Central Staff Services: $451,000 ($96.80)
    Regular Highways: $436,000 ($93.58)
    Parks and Recreation: $328,000 ($70.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $178,000 ($38.21)
    Housing and Community Development: $162,000 ($34.77)
    General - Other: $82,000 ($17.60)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($0.86)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $19,000 ($4.08)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $3,000 ($0.64)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $121,000 ($25.97)
    Water Utilities: $111,000 ($23.82)
    Police Protection: $42,000 ($9.01)
    Electric Utilities: $27,000 ($5.80)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($0.43)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($0.43)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $206,000 ($44.22)

Granite Falls government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,003,000 ($215.28)
    Other: $69,000 ($14.81)
    Parks and Recreation: $55,000 ($11.81)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $25,000 ($5.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($1.93)
    Hospital Public: $2,000 ($0.43)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $3,000 ($0.64)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $130,000 ($27.90)
    Interest Earnings: $30,000 ($6.44)
    Rents: $16,000 ($3.43)
    Special Assessments: $10,000 ($2.15)
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000 ($0.64)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $5,659,000 ($1214.64)
    Liquor Stores: $715,000 ($153.47)
    Water Utilities: $669,000 ($143.59)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $486,000 ($104.31)
    Other: $211,000 ($45.29)
    Highways: $149,000 ($31.98)
    Housing and Community Development: $110,000 ($23.61)
    Water Utilities: $56,000 ($12.02)
  • Tax - Property: $1,473,000 ($316.16)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $557,000 ($119.55)
    Motor Vehicle License: $114,000 ($24.47)
    Other License: $71,000 ($15.24)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $36,000 ($7.73)

Granite Falls government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $489,000 ($104.96)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $300,000 ($64.39)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $189,000 ($40.57)

Granite Falls government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,191,000 ($1114.19)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $356,000 ($76.41)

5.09% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,992 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Catawba County, NC  1.06% ($37,037 average AGI)
from Burke County, NC  0.81% ($34,109)
from Alexander County, NC  0.18% ($32,020)


4.74% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,138 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.74%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Catawba County, NC  1.00% ($43,146 average AGI)
to Burke County, NC  0.87% ($31,361)
to Alexander County, NC  0.21% ($31,271)
Businesses in Granite Falls, NC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Pizza Hut1
AutoZone1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Subway2
FedEx2T-Mobile1
GameStop1U-Haul1
Hardee's1UPS3
Kincaid1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1
Lane Furniture2

Strongest AM radio stations in Granite Falls:

  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WYCV (900 AM; 1 kW; GRANITE FALLS, NC; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKGX (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WCXN (1170 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLAREMONT, NC; Owner: WCXN, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCIS (760 AM; daytime; 4 kW; MORGANTON, NC; Owner: W.F.M. INCORPORATED)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WAIZ (630 AM; 1 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: NEWTON-CONOVER COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WXIT (1200 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLOWING ROCK, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WSVM (1490 AM; 1 kW; VALDESE, NC; Owner: GHB OF WAXHAW, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Granite Falls:

  • W232AV (94.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: DAVID TORRES)
  • W218BW (91.5 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFHE (90.3 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WKVS (103.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W225AA (92.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WXRC (95.7 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Granite Falls:

  • WHKY-TV (Channel 14; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WAXN (Channel 64; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WTBL-LP (Channel 53; LENOIR, NC; Owner: SOUND MEDIA, INC.)
  • WUNE-TV (Channel 17; LINVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
Granite Falls fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Granite Falls fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 125ft / 38.0mTotal length
  • 118,280Total average daily traffic
  • 13,125Total average daily truck traffic
  • 160,760Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Granite Falls, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Granite Falls, NC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Granite Falls)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

58 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 101 N Main St Sawmills 321a (Lat: 35.764028 Lon: -81.475361), Call Sign: KNDN793, Licensee ID: L00084477,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.190 MHz, Grant Date: 08/30/2012, Expiration Date: 08/12/2022, Registrant: Sawmills Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Inc., Granite Falls, NC 28630, Phone: (828) 396-1567, Fax: (828) 396-1567, Email:
  • Police Dept City Hall (Lat: 35.748472 Lon: -81.438972), Call Sign: KNDL402,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.875 MHz, 155.565 MHz, Grant Date: 06/01/2012, Expiration Date: 07/23/2022, Registrant: New Wave Licensing Services Inc., 517 Sachs Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0910, Fax: (717) 334-4739, Email:
  • 3 Pk Sq (Lat: 35.783472 Lon: -81.417861), Call Sign: KCL215,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.280 MHz, Grant Date: 05/18/2012, Expiration Date: 06/22/2022, Registrant: Lovelady Rescue Squad Inc, 5584 York Rd, Granite Falls, NC 28630, Phone: (828) 396-3335
  • GRANITE FALLS, 47 Meters South East Of Archer St. (Lat: 35.800167 Lon: -81.426194), Type: Tank, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: KAU294,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.190 MHz, Grant Date: 02/20/2014, Expiration Date: 04/19/2024, Certifier: Lynn R Jackson, Registrant: Caldwell County 911 Communications Center, 2351 Sw Morganton Blvd, Lenoir, NC 28645, Phone: (828) 757-1400, Fax: (828) 759-1533, Email:
  • Hwy 321a North 3 Mi N (Lat: 35.834028 Lon: -81.455917), Call Sign: KFD646, Licensee ID: L00427475,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.625 MHz, Grant Date: 12/12/2001, Expiration Date: 11/26/2011, Cancellation Date: 01/28/2012, Registrant: Wilsons Farms, 2100 Dry Ponds Rd, Granite Falls, NC 28630, Phone: (704) 396-2568
  • Granite Falls (Lat: 35.872222 Lon: -81.370278), Type: Mast, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WQHC415,
    Assigned Frequencies: 169.500 MHz, Grant Date: 04/20/2017, Expiration Date: 06/26/2027, Certifier: Wayne Fox, Registrant: North Carolina Division Of Emergency Management, 250 Berry Farm Rd, Franklin, NC 28734, Phone: (828) 524-0583, Fax: (828) 524-0583, Email:
  • PINEWOOD EST, 60 Pinewood Road (Lat: 35.813000 Lon: -81.441306), Type: Tank, Structure height: 39.6 m, Call Sign: WQOP273,
    Assigned Frequencies: 218.425 MHz, Grant Date: 12/06/2011, Expiration Date: 12/06/2021, Certifier: Jerry T Church, Registrant: Granite Falls, Town Of, Granite Falls, NC 28630-0010, Phone: (828) 396-3131, Fax: (828) 396-3133, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • HUDSON, 2500 Baker Cir (Lat: 35.825944 Lon: -81.469806), Overall height: 82.3 m, Call Sign: WMT285,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, Grant Date: 03/06/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/13/2010, Certifier: Douglas J Minster, Registrant: Allied Wireless Communications Corporation, 1001 Technology Drive, Little Rock, AR 72223, Phone: (501) 448-1249, Fax: (501) 448-1580, Email:
  • Clover, 180 No Main Street (Lat: 35.806806 Lon: -81.447306), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: WPQL383,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6404.79 MHz, 6404.79 MHz, Grant Date: 05/09/2000, Expiration Date: 05/09/2010, Cancellation Date: 02/02/2010, Certifier: John T Scott Iii, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • Granite Falls, NC, Lat: 35.877222 Lon: -81.473333, Call Sign: WPRS597,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.256 MHz, Grant Date: 01/16/2001, Expiration Date: 01/16/2011, Cancellation Date: 03/19/2011, Certifier: Karen A Maye, Registrant: United Telecom Council, 1140 Connecticut Ave., Suite 1140, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 872-0031, Fax: (202) 331-7639, Email:
  • GRANITE FALL, Falls Avenue (Lat: 35.800278 Lon: -81.426472), Type: Tank, Structure height: 32 m, Overall height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WQIP318, Licensee ID: L00004523,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6635.62 MHz, Grant Date: 02/03/2018, Expiration Date: 04/02/2028, Certifier: Richard Jenkins, Registrant: Caldwell County, Nc, 2351 Sw Morganton Blvd, Lenoir, NC 28645, Phone: (828) 758-2324, Fax: (828) 757-1381, Email:
  • GRANITE FALLS, 436 South Main St. (Lat: 35.784250 Lon: -81.406583), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 44.8 m, Overall height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQUI266,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/15/2014, Expiration Date: 07/15/2024, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • WSVM STUDIO, 1187 Kaylor Drive (Lat: 35.804194 Lon: -81.528861), Type: Upole, Structure height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WQZS846, Licensee ID: L02211293,
    Assigned Frequencies: 951.000 MHz, Grant Date: 07/25/2017, Expiration Date: 12/01/2019, Cancellation Date: 02/25/2019, Certifier: Vance Patterson, Registrant: Inc. Main Street Broadcasting, 4950 Canterbury Place, Morganton, NC 28655, Phone: (828) 584-8580
  • CLOVER, 180 N Main St (Lat: 35.806806 Lon: -81.447389), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 93.3 m, Overall height: 95.7 m, Call Sign: WRBS238,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10815.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, Grant Date: 06/04/2018, Expiration Date: 06/04/2028, Certifier: Gina Cacciatore, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

76 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Granite Falls)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Granite Falls)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$111,8375$155,74824$151,2901$53,5703$142,7131$73,380
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$281,9300$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$81,7502$62,0958$178,7081$24,5301$61,2501$64,680
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$262,3605$134,8220$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$109,4300$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0313.00 , 0314.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$144,3601$127,650
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$125,3900$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0313.00 , 0314.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Granite Falls, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Granite Falls, NC - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 85. The highest number of reported fires - 138 took place in 2014, and the least - 20 in 2005. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Granite Falls, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (44.3%), and Outside Fires (40.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Granite Falls, NC
    • 63944.3%Structure Fires
    • 59040.9%Outside Fires
    • 18212.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 332.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Granite Falls, NC
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Granite Falls, NC
  • 51.4%Electricity
  • 40.5%Utility gas
  • 4.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Granite Falls, NC
  • 66.0%Electricity
  • 25.0%Utility gas
  • 6.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Granite Falls compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.

Granite Falls on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Jordan (population 500+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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